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Books: The Semantics of Compounding: ten Hacken (ed.)

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Date: 10-May-2016
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Subject: The Semantics of Compounding: ten Hacken (ed.)
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Title: The Semantics of Compounding
Published: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Pius ten Hacken
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107099708 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107099708 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 69.99

The question of how to determine the meaning of compounds was prominent in early generative morphology, but lost importance after the late 1970s. In the past decade, it has been revived by the emergence of a number of frameworks that are better suited to studying this question than earlier ones. In this book, three frameworks for studying the semantics of compounding are presented by their initiators: Jackendoff's Parallel Architecture, Lieber's theory of lexical semantics, and Štekauer's onomasiological theory. Common to these presentations is a focus on English noun-noun compounds. In the following chapters, these theories are then applied to different types of compounding (phrasal, A+N, neoclassical) and other languages (French, German, Swedish, Greek). Finally, a comparison highlights how each framework offers particular insight into the meaning of compounds. An exciting new contribution to the field, this book will be of interest to morphologists, semanticists and cognitive linguists.

1. Introduction: compounds and their meaning - Pius ten Hacken; Part I. Frameworks: 2. English noun-noun compounds in conceptual semantics - Ray Jackendoff; 3. Compounding in the lexical semantic framework - Rochelle Lieber; 4. Compounding from an onomasiological perspective - Pavol Štekauer; Part II. Noun-Noun Compounds: 5. Categorizing the modification relations in French relational subordinate [NN]N compounds - Pierre J. L. Arnaud; 6. The semantics of NN combinations in Greek - Zoe Gavriilidou; 7. The semantics of compounds in Swedish child language - Ingmarie Mellenius and Maria Rosenberg; 8. The semantics of primary NN compounds: from form to meaning, and from meaning to form - Jesús Fernández-Domínguez; Part III. Other Compound Types: 9. An analysis of phrasal compounds in the model of parallel architecture - Carola Trips; 10. Adjective-noun compounding in parallel architecture - Barbara Schlücker; 11. Neoclassical compounds in the onomasiological approach - Renáta Panocová; 12. Three analyses of compounding: a comparison - Pius ten Hacken.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Greek, Modern (ell)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng)

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